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Visit Mahavatar Babaji's Cave
The Birthplace of Kriya Yoga

Dunagiri Retreat Overview

Dunagiri Retreat is a yoga retreat center and boutique hotel in the Himalayas for nature enthusiasts, yoga practitioners, and spiritual seekers. Founded in 2005 amidst the serene beauty of Uttarakhand's Himalayas in the quaint town of Kukuchina, Dwarahat, Dunagiri Retreat caters to those seeking self-discovery through Kriya Yoga and the teachings of Mahavatar Babaji, as explained in Paramahansa Yogananda's 'Autobiography of a Yogi'. Renowned for its proximity to Mahavatar Babaji's Cave and Neem Karoli Baba's Kainchi Dham Ashram, our retreat offers transformative personal growth experiences, blending ancient yogic wisdom with sustainable living to achieve a state of spiritual awakening.



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Why Choose Us?

Nestled in the deep forests of the Himalayas, Dunagiri offers a unique off-grid nature experience for individual travelers seeking a personal retreat. Our self-guided programs are designed to cater to your individual pace and preference, allowing you to delve into the realms of yoga, spirituality, and personal growth at your own rhythm.

Transport to Dunagiri Retreat

Transportation Assistance

End-to-end assistance from the time you leave home till the time you are back. Learn more about how to reach Dunagiri Retreat

Ayurvedic Food in Dunagiri Retreat Himalayas

Ayurvedic Meals

Farm-to-table organic meals that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Learn more about Food at Dunagiri.

Luxury Rooms at Dunagiri Retreat

23 spacious and comfortable rooms with clean modern toilets.

Piyush Kumar Founder of Dunagiri Retreat

Experienced Owner

Operated by Piyush Kumar ex-World Bank Executive from the United States. Learn more About Us.

Yoga Studio Yoga Hall at Dunagiri Retreat

Yoga Hall and Pyramid Hall for meditation and yoga.

Mahavatar Babaji Cave Near Dunagiri Retreat

Local Guides For Excursions

Activities include hikes and walks to Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, holy temples, and cultural immersions.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival At Dunagiri Retreat

Experience the serenity and spiritual aura of Maa Durga Dunagiri Temple, a sacred site with a rich history.

Day 4: Pandukholi Nature Hike

Trek to the ancient and revered Pandukholi peak, surrounded by lush forests and beautiful Himalayan vistas.

Day 2: Mahavatar Babaji's Cave

Immerse yourself in the mystique and tranquility of Mahavatar Babaji Cave.

Day 5: Meditation & Sunset at Sukhadevi

Engage in introspective meditation at the Pyramid Hall, followed by a sunset trek to Sukhadevi Temple.

Day 3: Meditation at Babaji's Temple

Reflect on the Cave's profound impact through guided meditation and introspection.

Day 6: Breakfast & Check-out at 11 AM

Reflect on your personal growth and bid farewell after a nourishing breakfast.


1. How many ROOMS do you have and what are the room RATES?

We offer 23 rooms, including Standard Rooms and Suites, for single or double occupancy.*

Standard Room Rates:

  • Single: ₹7,995/night

  • Double: ₹9,995/night


Suite Rates:

  • Single: ₹11,995/night

  • Double: ₹13,995/night


*Rates are subject to an additional 18% GST.

2. Are MEALS included in the price?

Yes, all meals are complimentary during your stay. We serve farm-to-table, organic meals using Ayurvedic principles. Our kitchen accommodates vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free preferences with nourishing Ayurvedic cuisine.

3. What FACILITIES are available during my stay?

Facilities include a Yoga Hall for up to 50 guests, a Pyramid Meditation Hall, and the sacred Mahavatar Babaji Temple.

4. Can you help arrange local TRANSPORTATION?

We assist with arranging reliable taxi services from nearby stations and offer a comprehensive package from New Delhi Airport.

5. Could you outline the deposit and payment schedule?

A 15% deposit is required at booking to secure your room. 100% payment completion is required before check-in.


For cancellations over 30 days before check-in, we offer a 100% credit for a future stay within one year. No refunds or credits are offered for cancellations less than 30 days before check-in.

7. What unique activities do you suggest?

Discover the sacred Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, find peace at the Divine Mother Dunagiri Ma (Vaishnavi Devi) Temple, and experience local culture with walks and treks through our enchanting environs. These activities are designed to deepen your self-guided experience. Learn more about activities at Dunagiri Retreat here.

8. Do I need to have EXPERIENCE IN YOGA or meditation to visit Dunagiri Retreat?

Our retreat caters to all levels of experience, providing resources and guidance for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Want To Host A Retreat At Dunagiri? Visit Our Host A Retreat Page.

Meet Our Founder
Piyush Kumar

Guided by the philosophy that love transcends monetary value, Piyush Kumar, a former World Bank professional, established Dunagiri Retreat in 2005. His vision was to create a retreat that harmonizes with nature and nurtures the local community, fostering a unique synergy between guests and villagers under the retreat's guiding principles.

Dunagiri Retreat is your invitation to experiencing the sacred Mahavatar Babaji's Cave, nestled in the serene Himalayas. A beacon of spiritual awakening and the birthplace of Kriya Yoga, this mystical site offers a transformative experience. Embark your journey to a spiritual awakening.

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Reach out to learn more about how to visit Dunagiri Retreat and to stay up to date on our ongoing personal growth and wellness workshops.

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